High electric bills are hobbling eastern North Carolina’s economy, state House candidate Mark Bibbs says, keeping new industries out and forcing local businesses to close their doors.
A Wilson attorney challenging Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield in the Democratic primary for House District 24, Bibbs said disbanding the debt-laden public power agency serving Wilson and 31 other cities and towns would rank among his top priorities upon taking office.
"It’s ridiculous,” Bibbs said. "It’s stifling our economy from Wilson to Elizabeth City. That’s the No. 1 issue I hear from voters, and we’ve got to do something about these utility bills. When people have to choose between buying groceries or not having their lights cut off, it makes no sense.” (Source: Read more)